Sunday, September 18, 2005

The Power of Words

The Power of WordsFlores is making a larger point about the real source of strength in business. "In the western mind, there are two notions of compassion," he explains. "One is, I'm going to be a good Samaritan and help this guy. But that is the compassion of the weak. The compassion of the strong is in waking people up to their blindness. For that, you need to be a warrior. I am tough and sweet. I show you your bullshit, but I'm also infinitely patient with you." Flores stands up very straight and addresses the group. "Know this," he announces. "We aren't aware of the amount of self-deception and self-limitation that we collect in our personalities. I'm fighting for freedom, for breadth of being. I want to open up people's moral imaginations -- which will give them a strategic advantage in business, in politics, and in their personal lives."


An amazing article that I am not quite sure how to take.  You take a look and come back.  Tell me what you think.  I just can’t be sure if this is ugly truth or truly ugly.

A New Blogging Tool from FactoryCity--Flock

FactoryCity :  “This design was fundamentally weak because it relied on an existing solution grafted onto an entirely different problem. Once I accepted the ambiguity of the situation—exacerbated by the numerous solutions available for blogging—I realized that what we needed was something that didn’t encourage the management of your blog, but rather the act of composing and creating.”

Designing a brand new tool to post to your weblog is an exercise in the imagination.  Just as I am trying to create a community of practice with my weblog, LitTeach that is only a dreamed image, so too are these folks working on a new folksomonic tool.  I surely do wish that I could do a beta test of this new Firefox extension posting tool.  I have requested this, but I am doing a 30 minute major presentation on campus and would love to demonstrate posting with this tool.  So… I cast another wish in a bottle to the Internet gods to grant.